Last updated: July 31, 2023
There’s no shame in wanting to make more money – it’s something most people would be glad to do, and whether you need to do it or you just want to do it, there are many options open to you. What you might not know is that you can make money in all kinds of different ways just by using your iPhone – you can even start to make a passive income, although it might take some time to actually come to fruition.
No matter what you want or how much you intend to make, it’s likely your iPhone will be the tool you can use to make it happen. With that in mind, read on to find out precisely how to use your iPhone to make money.
Sell Photos And Videos
If you have a passion (and plenty of skill) for photography and videography, you can use your iPhone to make some money from your hobby and even turn it into a full-blown business.
In the past, this wouldn’t have been possible because the camera on an iPhone wasn’t anywhere near good enough, but these days those cameras have drastically improved, and many people find they don’t need expensive, fancy camera equipment to get some stunning results – they just need to take the time to learn exactly what their iPhones can do and how to set up the ideal shot.
Once you do know how to do this, you can take some unique and gorgeous photos of anything you want, and you can then sell those photos on a variety of websites, including Adobe and Shutterstock.
Whenever someone buys one of your images or videos, you’ll get royalties, so it can be an ongoing income stream if you’re good at what you do.
Market Research And Surveys
Companies are always looking for consumers to give them some market research insights into products and services, and there are a number of different apps and websites that allow you to sign up to be part of this research. When you fill in surveys or answer questions, you’ll get money, although sometimes it’s coupons instead, depending on the site you’re using (however, you can then use those coupons to buy things from other websites, saving you money).
You’re not going to get rich filling in these surveys, and they are time-consuming, but if you have a spare few hours and you’re looking for a bit of extra cash to spend, they are definitely easy and open to all.
By using your iPhone to complete the surveys, you can do it on the go whenever you find yourself with a spare few minutes, helping you to make even more money than you would if you only use your laptop.
Just make sure you know how to delete cookies on iPhone otherwise you’ll be bombarded with ads from all the companies you’ve been filling in forms for, and sometimes that’s not always safe – at the very least, it’s annoying.
Start A Podcast Or YouTube Channel
If you like talking and giving an opinion or you’re an expert in any particular sector or niche, you can start a podcast or YouTube channel and let others hear what you have to say. Your iPhone’s built-in camera and microphone are usually enough to get you started, although you might want to invest in better tech as you grow your channel (it’s not necessary, though; plenty of podcasters and YouTubers are happy using their iPhones all the time).
The best thing to do is find a niche that you can talk about (or you’re happy to research) that not many other people are working on.
In this way, you can start to make the subject your own, and even if others start to do similar things to you, you’ll always be the first, and that counts for a lot.
You won’t make money straight away with either a podcast or a YouTube channel, but as your audience starts to grow, making some extra money will be possible. On YouTube, this is an automatic thing that happens when you reach a certain number of subscribers, and with a podcast, you can look into advertising revenue and sponsorships, for example.
Use Freelancing Apps
The gig economy is growing all the time, and your iPhone can be used to make profiles on various freelancing apps that allow you to offer your skills and services to clients around the world. Whether you’re a writer, photographer, graphic designer, web designer, virtual assistant, or handyman, there’s always going to be a market for your talents.
To get started, create a profile that highlights your skills, expertise, and any previous experience you have. When you start to get clients, make sure you always deliver the very best quality work you can, and in that way, you’ll get repeat business and, through good word of mouth (and hopefully some excellent reviews), you can build your freelancing up more and more.